Manhattan: Seeds of the Big Apple
Book Review August 2009-Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple
A wonderful glimpse into the l7th centuryDutch andNative Americans
" Saturday afternoon I beganreadingManhattan Seeds of the Big Apple and finished the next evening! I couldn't put it down! It moves swiftly, is humorous (those pigs),is frightening (the Indian attack),is timely (moral issues, womenissues & concerns with Tennake Waldron wisely planning how to adjust to governmental changes), has well developed, intriguing characters,and gives wonderful glimpse intonot only the lives of Resolve and Tennake'sand other Dutch and Native Americans, but also intomy own French Huguenot ancestors.My ancestors,Jean Bodin and his wife, were first recorded asbaptismwitnesses ata Dutch Reformed Church,New York in 1677. He owned land on Statan Island and died there in 1694.
Thank you for writing such a fascinating family. I can't wait to read the next books you have written!Keepwriting!"
Bonnie Shufelt -New York
More information at www.authorgloriawaldronhukle.com
In 1653, lower Manhattan was a Dutch community of about 120 houses, its people protected by a fort and a log wall which stood as a defense against Indian attacks. Todays Wall Street follows the line of that ancient plank wall.
Sheriff Resolved Waldron, his wife, Tennake, and their three children lived at the present day crossing of Wall Street and Broadway. There along with them on Block B, across the street from the Dutch West India Companys enormous garden, resided Augustine Herrman, Peter Schaefbanck, the jailor, Hendrick Hendricksen, and Domine (clergy) Samuel Drisius.
These were but a few of America's first immigrants. This is their story.
More information go to www.authorgloriawaldronhukle.comNews December 2009 Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple available in soft and hard cover and soon to be available as ebook
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